LMN provides design services in architecture, urban design and interiors from their Seattle, WA headquarters and is the latest Andornot client to launch Genie (part of the Inmagic DB/Text® Library Suite).
LMN was previously managing its library collection with an in-house developed intranet and SQL database. This system allowed searching and browsing of the collection, but not the other features of an integrated library system, such as serials check-in and orders.
We converted records for their books, journals and building codes, and have also added extra fields and data for other materials that were previously not searchable such as archived materials stored off-site, marketing materials, architectural drawings and models, and materials samples. Genie has become the single source of information for a wide variety of company materials. As shown in the screenshot, icons in the search results help users see at a glance what type of material each record represents.
The Genie OPAC allows LMN staff to quickly see if an item is available before heading to the library to pick it up, where a self-checkout station allows them to sign it out. If the item is already on loan, the request function allows them to ask library staff to reserve it for them. The InfoCart function is also used to request library staff retrieve items from off-site storage at Iron Mountain. Having Genie track loans of these archived boxes or project files has been an added bonus, and as single sign on has been enabled, staff can use the My Genie link to easily see all the items out on loan to them.
"Andornot went above and beyond my expectations in terms of customer service and product knowledge. They worked closely with me to customize Genie to suit our particular user needs and material types. Andornot staff were flexible and resourceful as we worked through data migration and configuration processes. The expanded features Genie offers our staff are much appreciated, and they are well supported by Andornot. The transition to using this new tool has been much smoother than expected," says Kate Blair, LMN's Information Resources Manager.
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